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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Dec 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.13(c)

Citation: On December 16, 2011 at 07:55, I performed an operational sanitation inspection, While performing this operational sanitation inspection, I observed the following noncompliance in the cut room on belly line recondition area there were seven bellies stock on top of each other from floor on recondition sink stand which can result in cross contamination. A regulatory control action was initiated in accordance with 9 CFR 500.2 by applying U.S. Retain Tag NO B24762327; seven bellies were retained for possible contamination. I informed room supervisor Mr. He instructed the lead to recondition the product, he was reconditioning the product on top of the other, I informed that he was recontaminating the bottom bellies, he stopped and remove the bellies clean and sanitized the recondition sink stand and fellow plant procedure of reconditioning all the bellies one by one. All reconditioned products was sprayed with an approved product contact sanitizer after washing and re-inspected according to plant SSOP. 2. I precede to ham line I observed four hams in stainless steel buggy four hams are from the floor in to the buggy; buggy is not identified for reconditioning product. I retained the stainless steel buggy with U.S. Retained tag NO 24762327. The Supervisor Mr. Remove the product from buggy and recondition according to plant written SSOP page 9. 3. in room 2309, cooked ham stuffing area, I observed four cleaned ready to use edible plastic shovels, plastic shovels were shaved off and loose hanging plastic on around the bottom of the edge and also some were cracked, Product contact area. A regulatory control action was initiated in accordance with 9 CFR 500.2 by applying U.S. Retain Tag # B24762326. I informed lead in the area Mr. He removed the four plastic shovels out of production. This is in violation of Regulations 9 CFR 416.1 because of insanitary conditions to ensure that product is not adulterated, 416.4(d) for not protecting product from adulteration during processing, and 416.13(c) for the establishments failure to adequately monitor the implementation of the sanitation Sop. The above two noncompliance in cut room, room 2600; was discussed with plant management last weekly meeting on 12/9/2011. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.


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